The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is seeking outstanding candidates to fill two fixed-term Instructor or Assistant Instructor positions for our undergraduate Introductory and Advanced Microbiology laboratory courses. Duties will include preparation of laboratory setup and cleanup, attending recitations, help room hours, assisting students during the laboratory sessions, grading, maintaining student records, and other duties as assigned by the course coordinator. Depending on department needs, candidates may also devote a portion of their time to assist in teaching large lecture or hybrid microbiology courses.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Masters -microbiology, biology, or a related field.
The minimum degree required for an Instructor position is a M.S. in microbiology, biology, or a related field.
The minimum degree required for an Assistant Instructor position is a B.S. in microbiology, biology, or a related field.
Prior experience in teaching undergraduate microbiology courses or as an undergraduate learning assistant in a microbiology or biology laboratory or lecture courses is highly desired.
Required Application Materials
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and the contact information for three references.
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The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University values diversity in our faculty, staff and students. We will strive for a culture of equity and inclusion in our research, teaching, mentoring, outreach and other activities. To achieve our goals in research, training, education, and outreach, we need a diverse community to provide new perspectives and develop new approaches for generating and disseminating knowledge about the microbial world and the molecular genetic processes of all life on Earth.
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